Quantum Microscopy of Biological Systems

Quantum Microscopy of Biological Systems

by Michael Taylor L.Th., B.Th.

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)

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This thesis reports on the development of the first quantum enhanced microscope and on its applications in biological microscopy. The first quantum particle-tracking microscope, described in detail here, represents a pioneering advance in quantum microscopy, which is shown to be a powerful and relevant technique for future applications in science and medicine.

The microscope is used to perform the first quantum-enhanced biological measurements -- a central and long-standing goal in the field of quantum measurement. Sub diffraction-limited quantum imaging is achieved, also for the first time, with a scanning probe imaging configuration allowing 10-nanometer resolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319369488
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Series: Springer Theses
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Practical Quantum Measurements.- Introductory Theory of Optical Tweezers.- The Total Information Carried by the Light.- The Quantum Noise Limit for a Specific Measurement.- Characterizing Quadrant Detection.- Interferometer Enhanced Particle Tracking.- Homodyne Based Particle Tracking.- Lock-In Particle Tracking.- Selective Measurement by Optimized Dark-Field Illumination Angle.- Technical Constraints on Sensitivity.- Surpassing the Quantum Limit.- Biological Measurement Beyond the Quantum Limit.- Sub diffraction-Limited Quantum Imaging of a Living Cell.- Further Extensions.- Summary and Conclusion.

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